ALAMOSA METAR SITE, Colorado Experimental Fire Weather Point Forecast Matrice(PFM).

ALAMOSA METAR-ALAMOSA CO
37.46N 105.87W ELEV. 7620 FT
653 PM MDT WED AUG 20 2014

DATE           08/20/14      THU 08/21/14            FRI 08/22/14            SAT
MDT 3HRLY     15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06
UTC 3HRLY     21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12

MIN/MAX                      43          79          48          76          44
TEMP                63 54 48 43 58 72 78 76 63 57 52 48 61 73 76 74 64 58 50 44
DEWPT               45 45 44 42 44 42 37 36 39 40 41 41 43 42 44 45 45 46 44 42
MAX/MIN RH                  100          22          77          31          96
RH                  52 71 86 96 59 34 23 23 41 53 66 77 51 33 32 35 50 64 80 93
WIND DIR             W  E  S  S  N  W SW SW  W SW SW SW  W SW SW SW SW SW SW SW
WIND SPD             9  2  3  2  1  2  6  8  2  3  3  2  2  5  9  9  5  5  4  3
CLOUDS              SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B1 B2 B1 B2 B1 B1 SC SC SC
POP 12HR                      5          10          10          30          20
RAIN SHWRS                                              IS SC SC IS IS
TSTMS                                                   IS SC SC IS IS
LAL                  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  2  4  4  3
HAINES               2  2  2  2  2  2  3  4  3  3  3  2  2  2  2  2  2  2  2  2
15K WIND DIR        SW SW  W  W  W NW SW  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S SW  W  W  W
15K WIND SPD         5  8 11 12 10  8  3  8 14 17 17 17 23 32 39 31 23 26 21 18
MIX HGT              4  1 <1 <1  2  9 11 11 <1 <1 <1 <1  2  8  9  8  7  3  1 <1
T WIND DIR          NW  N  E  S NW  W SW SW  W SW  S  S  S  S  S  S SW SW  W SW
T WIND SPD           6  6  1  1  0  8 11 13  1  2  2  3  2 20 24 21 17 11  8  4
SMOKE DISP          PR PR PR PR PR GD VG VG PR PR PR PR PR VG EX EX VG PR PR PR
CRTCL FWX POT        U  U  U  U  U  U  U  P  U  U  U  U  U  U  P  P  U  U  U  U


DATE           08/23/14  SUN 08/24/14  MON 08/25/14  TUE 08/26/14  WED 08/27/14
MDT 6HRLY     12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18
UTC 6HRLY     18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00

MAX/MIN          78      45    77      44    77      46    77      44    77
TEMP          71 74 56   45 72 73 55   44 72 74 56   46 73 73 53   44 71 73
DEWPT         42 40 44   42 41 38 42   40 39 38 42   42 40 38 42   40 39 36
PWIND DIR        SW      SW    SW      SW    SW      SW    SW       W     W
WIND CHAR       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
AVG CLOUDS    SC SC SC   SC SC SC SC   SC SC B1 B1   SC B1 B1 SC   SC FW SC
POP 12HR         10      10    10      10    10      10    20      10    10
RAIN SHWRS       IS            IS            IS            IS
TSTMS            IS            IS            IS            IS

BELOW IS A WEATHER ELEMENT KEY FOR THIS PRODUCT DAY 1 THROUGH 3... MAX/MIN TEMP OR MIN/MAX TEMP(F).....MAXIMUM/MINIMUM AIR TEMPERATURE TEMP(F).............................AIR TEMPERATURE DEWPT(F)............................DEW POINT TEMPERATURE MIN/MAX RH OR MAX/MIN RH(%).........MAXIMUM/MINIMUM HUMDITY RH(%)...............................RELATIVE HUMIDITY WIND DIR(8 POINT COMPASS)...........WIND DIRECTION WIND SPD(MPH).......................WIND SPEED CLOUDS(CAT).........................CLOUD COVER CATEGORY EXAMPLE: CL = CLEAR; FW = FEW; SC = SCATTERED; BK = BROKEN; OV = OVERCAST CLOUDS(%)...........................CLOUD COVER AS A PERCENTAGE POP 12HR(%).........................PROBABILITY FOR ACCUMULATING PRECIPITATION WEATHER... TYPE... RAIN...........RAIN RAIN SHWRS.....RAIN SHOWERS TSTMS..........THUNDERSTORMS DRIZZLE........DRIZZLE SNOW...........SNOW SNOWSHWRS......SNOW SHOWERS SLEET..........SLEET FRZG RAIN......FREEZING RAIN FRZG DRZL......FREEZING DRIZZLE K..............SMOKE F..............FOG COVERAGE... IS.............ISOLATED SC.............SCATTERED NM.............NUMEROUS O..............OCCASIONAL S..............SLIGHT CHANCE C..............CHANCE L..............LIKELY WD.............WIDESPREAD D..............DEFINITE AR.............AREAS PA.............PATCHY LAL(CAT)............................LIGHTNING ACTIVITY LEVEL HAINES(CAT).........................HAINES INDEX 10K WIND DIR(8 POINT COMPASS).......10000 FOOT WIND DIRECTION 10K WIND SPD(MPH)...................10000 FOOT WIND SPEED MIX HGT(THOUSANDS OF FT AGL)........MIXING HEIGHT EXAMPLE: 6 = 6000 FEET; 12 = 12000 FEET; <1 = LESS THAN 1000 FOOT T WIND DIR(8 POINT COMPASS).........TRANSPORT WIND DIRECTION T WIND SPD(MPH).....................TRANSPORT WIND SPEED SMOKE DISP(CAT(KT-FT))...................SMOKE DISPERSION CATEGORY EXAMPLE: PR = POOR; FR = FAIR; GD = GOOD; VG = VERY GOOD; EX = EXCELLENT CRTCL FWX POT........................CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER POTENTIAL CRTCL FWX POT USES TEMPERATURE, HUMIDITY, WIND, WIND GUST, AND HAINES EXAMPLE: U = UNLIKELY; P = POSSIBLE; L = LIKELY; S = SEVERE DAY 4 THROUGH 7... MAX/MIN TEMP OR MIN/MAX TEMP(F).....MAXIMUM/MINIMUM AIR TEMPERATURE TEMP(F).............................AIR TEMPERATURE DEWPT(F)............................DEW POINT TEMPERATURE RH(%)...............................RELATIVE HUMIDITY WIND SPD(MPH).......................WIND SPEED EXAMPLE: <15 = LESS THAN 15 MPH; 15> = 15 MPH OR GREATER AVE CLOUDS(CAT).....................AVERAGE CLOUD COVER CATEGORY POP 12HR(%).........................PROBABILITY FOR ACCUMULATING PRECIPITATION WEATHER... SEE DAY 1 THROUGH 3 WEATHER DESCRIPTIONS


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